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Dan O'Neill

MVB BSc(hons) GPCert(SAP) GPCert(FelP) GPCert(Derm) GPCert(B&PS) PGCertVetEd FHEA MSc(VetEpi) PhD FRCVS

After 22 years in small and large animal general practice, Dan gained an MSc in epidemiology in 2009 and a PhD in 2014 at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) for developing the VetCompass™ Programme. Dan is Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Epidemiology at the RVC where he co-leads the VetCompass™ Programme. He has authored over 95 papers from 2012 to 2021 covering various aspects of breed health and therapeutics in companion animals. He co-authored the 3rd edition of the book ‘Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats’. His new book ‘Health and Welfare of Brachycephalic (Flat-faced) Companion Animals’ is published in July 2021. He chairs the UK Brachycephalic Working Group and is a founding member of the International Collaborative on Extreme Conformation in Dogs. Dan was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal college of Veterinary Surgeons in 2018 and the BSAVA Blaine Award for Advancement of Small Animal Science in 2019.

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